Using Emerging Technologies to Repurpose High Quality Multimedia Materials
Rick Mrazek, University of Lethbridge, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes a journey to explore ways and means to bring renowned science and scientists into education programs at all levels and into the news and popular media. The Water Under Fire television series developed in 2005 utilizes Canada’s best freshwater scientists to describe challenges faced by rivers, lakes, wetlands and streams. The new Water Under Fire website, developed in partnership with Canadian Wildlife Federation, brings a wealth of water expertise and information to a broader audience through public service announcements (PSAs); 3-5 minute educational webisodes: proctored YouTube segments; and links to web resources including a Facebook site. These resources are free to the public, and accompanying curriculum guides and programs have been developed by the CWF to help the public become more water aware and understand how to conserve and protect this vital resource.
Mrazek, R. (2009). Using Emerging Technologies to Repurpose High Quality Multimedia Materials. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4279-4283). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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